In 1967, Kennedy Krieger Institute became the nation’s first University Affiliated Program (now known as University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research, and Service, or UCEDD). It serves today as a model for similar programs throughout the country. It is affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University and is located close to the Johns Hopkins medical campus in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

Licensed for 70 inpatient beds and with more than 55 outpatient specialty clinics, Kennedy Krieger serves as a training and research center for hundreds of healthcare providers, including physicians, psychologists and allied health professionals. We take an interdisciplinary team approach to diagnosing and treating complex neurological disorders and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Administrative Structure:

The postdoctoral fellowship program is based in the Department of Neuropsychology. The Department of Neuropsychology employs 31 licensed psychologists, six psychology associates, two research assistants, one research coordinator and one grants manager. Our licensed psychologists come from diverse backgrounds, including developmental psychology, clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, school psychology and counseling psychology. Dr. Beth Slomine is the director of training, Dr. Lisa Jacobson is the director of research, and Drs. Cindy Salorio and Alison Pritchard are the department's co-directors. All training supervisors in the child clinical psychology fellowship program have extensive clinical experience in pediatric psychology and/or neuropsychology.

Fostering Leadership:

The child clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship is designed to create leaders in the field of psychology. Through didactic learning opportunities and clinical experiences, our fellows acquire valuable skills in evidence-based practices, independent research, teaching, supervision, advocacy and training.

Fellows have opportunities to present at Institute-sponsored seminars and at local, national and international conferences. All fellows have opportunities to participate in teaching and training activities within the Department of Neuropsychology. Fellows also have the opportunity to gain experience in supervising graduate students.


The child clinical psychology fellowship begins each year on Sept. 1. The stipend for first-year residents is consistent with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) PGY1 stipend. Residents receive appointments through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Kennedy Krieger Institute provides individual health insurance benefits. Spouse and family coverage is also available. In addition, Johns Hopkins Medicine University Health Services offers comprehensive ambulatory medical care for fellows and their dependents, with services provided by faculty and professional staff members. Fellows are entitled to 10 vacation days a year, in addition to the eight annual holidays observed at the Institute. Support for travel and professional conferences is provided. All fellows are given individual office space, including a computer with online access to The Johns Hopkins University’s medical library system and online full-text access to university journal subscriptions. A full range of scoring programs, dictation software and statistical packages is maintained in the Department of Neuropsychology.